Bridgend Astronomical Society Observation Special! The Transit of Mercury

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:15pm to 16:00pm

Bridgend and District Model Engineering Society

Trondu, Port Talbot, CF32 0EH


Join the enthusiastic astronomers from Bridgend Astronomical Society for this open observation special to witness one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena! The transit of Mercury happens just 13 times each century! If you miss this you will have to wait until 2032 for the next transit. The transit starts at 12:35 and continues right through to sunset. Feel free to bring along your own equipment as long as it is safe for solar viewing. Otherwise suitable equipment will be available to use. This is a free event but please feel free to make any donations on the day - all donations are greatly received and will be put to good society use including upkeep and maintenance of our site and equipment.

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